$1 from every Teen Burger® sold that day will go to the MS Society of Canada.
Do some good while you eat something good by bringing the family down to A&W onThursday, August 21st.$1 from every Teen Burger® sold that day will go to the MS Society of Canada. Here’s Allen to tell you more:
What is MS?
Approximately 1 in 330 Canadians live with multiple sclerosis. The disease is complex and unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. MS most often strikes young adults aged 15-40, leaving them with physical, emotional and financial burdens that last a lifetime.
Currently, there is no cure. But with your help we can end MS.
Did you know: Canada’s MS rate is the highest in the world.
Find out what it's like to live with MS.
Being diagnosed with MS at the age of 23 has turned me into a fighter. Every day, I fight against the fatigue, against the pain and the fear. But through the MS Society, I also fight for the cause and to raise awareness. I fight for those who have it worse than I do, and to prove that people with MS can do anything they set their minds to. The MS Society is the reason I believe that one day I’ll be able to say I used to have MS. They’ve helped me feel like I can make a difference and that I need to continue to fight.
I've been living with MS for more than thirty years, having been diagnosed a few months after running the Vancouver marathon. My sons were 7 and 10 years old. Since then, I have worked full-time as a nurse, and despite being unable to walk, I swim two or three times a week. I have travelled on every continent, to more than 100 countries, all in a wheelchair. As a proud contributor to the MS Society’s newsletter, Shared Voices, I’ve been able to share helpful information with others living with this complex and often debilitating disease. The work that I do as an MS Society ambassador and accessibility advocate helps me assist others with disabilities in the community.
Living with MS is an incredible challenge. I never know when a flare-up will strike, or even what it will be. Since being diagnosed two years ago, I’ve experienced numbness, vertigo, nausea and bouts of exhaustion. But in a way, I’ve never been healthier, or at least more health conscious. I’ve started running, learned to cook better and am just more aware of my body in general. The support I’ve experienced through my involvement with the MS Society has not only helped me live with MS, it’s given me the opportunity to help others as well.
A&W has raised more than $5 million in the past five years.
This money has helped the MS Society of Canada to:
Fund research to find a cure and give hope to Canadians living with MS.
Fund MS support groups across
Push for better
Provide wheelchairs or other special equipment.
Fund research to develop treatments to improve quality of life.
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in on August 21st and A&W will donate
$1 to the MS Society of Canada,
up to $20,000.*
Donate to the MS Society of Canada online.